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All about the points

30 March 2013

 

Dave Jones says all that matters are the points following the hard-fought derby win over Barnsley on Saturday.

 

Wednesday emerged triumphant by the odd goal in three in a game that also saw goalscorer Gary Madine miss a penalty and Lewis Buxton sent off.


But amid all the drama, Jones’ focus remains on what proved a vital victory at Hillsborough.

 

He said: “Yes, there was plenty of drama out there today but it’s all about the points as far as we’re concerned.

 

“It was scrappy and tense in the first half but the game improved after the break and I thought we were the better side and we got the points that we deserved.

 

“I said at the start of the season that this would be a learning process and we are learning all the time in this division.

 

“But credit to the players today, they have worked hard and got their reward.

 

“People keep telling me that results elsewhere aren’t going for us but my focus is what we do and nowhere else.

 

“It is much more satisfying if you get where you want to be by doing it yourself rather than relying on others.”

 

Jones fielded two new recruits in central midfield in the shape of Seyi Olofinjana and Stuart Holden and commented:

 

“I thought Seyi was awesome in the middle of the park, he broke things up and did well. Stuart grew into the game and there is much more to come.

 

“Elsewhere, we saw some good performances today. Gary Madine did really well and I am pleased for him because he got his goal and he should have had two.

 

“He’s playing well, he has the confidence and he was always going to have the penalty.

 

“But all round, his play was good and you can see the effort he is putting in. He has taken a bit of time to adapt to the Championship but he is getting there.

 

“If I didn’t think he could score goals in the Championship, he wouldn’t be at the football club, it’s as simple as that.”

 

Switching his attention to the dismissal of Buxton for two bookable offences, Jones said:

 

“Lewis was the charger from the free kick and I thought it was a harsh decision to send him off.

 

“So that made it harder for us that it should have been in the six minutes of stoppage time and although we held on for the win, we should have been out of sight by then.”

 

Buxton is now suspended for one game and will sit out the Owls’ game at Bristol City on Monday.


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